• Major Nelson hints that NXE may be coming next week in some way, shape or form

    Major Nelson, doesn’t he look cool, is hinting that NXE may be coming as early as next week or this week (not sure), but it won’t be the full fledged update. It’s more than likely going to be a beta release or he’s just looking for page hits like Destructoid hints at. Either way, be sure to check out his blog for deets! Lame. via Destructoid Read More

  • Not So CrunchDeal: MacBook Air with 64GB SSD for $1,799

    Well stuff a finger up my nose and call me stupid. The Apple Store is selling the refurb MacBook Air with 64GB SSD drive for $1,799. Since the laptop once cost a ball-numbing $3,098, it’s pretty clear that the SSD option was pretty much a failure. I just bought the older 80GB Air for reasons I will not go into here, but let’s just say that I’m pissed especially since the… Read More

  • PSA: Wii Music is now available

    There’s no getting around the fact that the Wii is as popular as balloons at the zoo, so let’s keep our musings about how it’s a refreshed Gamecube at bay. Actually, it’s a great console whether it’s next gen or not doesn’t seem to matter since it clearly doesn’t compete with the Xbox 360 and PS3 on that level. It sells millions of units and you can… Read More

  • RIM/T-Mobile FINALLY release v4.5 software for the Curve

    Get it here, folks. This Handheld software includes: 1. Video recording capability.
    2. HTML email for internet email accounts.
    3. Music and Video Streaming video capabilities.
    4. New browser home page design.
    5. Improved downloading experience.
    6. Improved UMA and data performance.
    7. Attachment downloading and document editing.
    8. Free/Busy calendar look-up and… Read More

  • New gecko-based glue is inconceivably sticky

    This awesome new adhesive is, as you can see from the picture there, pretty damn sticky. Not only that, but it is a “dry” glue that grabs on without permanently bonding to something — so you can stick and unstick as much as you want. Apparently a square inch of it will hod up an entire CrunchGear editor, and that’s no mean feat. It’s a sort of nano-level… Read More

  • Spore now has cuboid planets – just like real life

    Will Wright expressed some regret that Spore turned out to be less simulation than toybox. His original vision was less cutesy and more scientifically accurate (it’s been accused of covertly approving of intelligent design). Well, looks like somebody didn’t get the memo! These cubic planets are allegedly the result of a new patch (1.02 if you must know), and are possibly intended… Read More

  • ‘Zune Tattoo Guy’ now has an anti-Dick Cheney tattoo

    Let’s not spend a second longer on this than we need to. The “Zune Tattoo Guy”—right up there with Magellan, I tell you—got mad at Microsoft’s handling of the Zune, so he elected to obscure his original Zune tattoo. He now has this delightful “Evil Dick Cheney” tattoo. We wish the man well on his future endeavors. Read More

  • Please Fix The iPhone: A To-Do List For Steve Jobs

    iPhone addicts love their iPhones, but nothing is perfect. Customer feedback for Apple just went public on Please Fix the iPhone. The site let’s iPhone owners, or anyone else, list and vote on the features that most need fixing on the iPhone. The features that get the most votes rise up the ranks. Read More

  • Qik for the iPhone coming soon, says Rose

    Yes, we know you can get Qik for your jailbroken iPhones now, but this is the App Store version and Mr. Rose, personal hero of mine, gets a look at it before all of us. Jealous? Didn’t think so. Anyway, Rose pontificates that the version he has is near final and that it should be coming soon for free. Would you want your Qik followers to know exactly where you’re streaming… Read More

  • Best Buy's Insignia GPS gets previewed

    Insignia, Best Buy’s house brand, is launching two GPS units that come with cellular connectivity built-in – somewhat like the Dash GPS. The notable difference is that these two GPS units use Google Local search instead Yahoo Local search. We won’t ruin this dudes entire post but let’s just say, it sounds like a house brand product to us.  Satellite lock was very slow… Read More

  • T-Mobile finally releases OS v4.5 for the BlackBerry Curve

    Get it here, folks. This Handheld software includes: 1. Video recording capability.
    2. HTML email for internet email accounts.
    3. Music and Video Streaming video capabilities.
    4. New browser home page design.
    5. Improved downloading experience.
    6. Improved UMA and data performance.
    7. Attachment downloading and document editing.
    8. Free/Busy calendar look-up and… Read More

  • WSJ report: Circuit City might close 150 stores

    Dark days are ahead for Circuit City stores as the retailer is contemplating closing at least 150 stores and axing thousands of employees. This would free up millions in extra cash flow that the fledgling, dying, rotting, dead electronic retailer desperately needs after a recent credit downgrade puts Christmas inventory at risk. At one time, Blockbuster was going to take over Circuit… Read More

  • A pictorial timeline of the MIG

    MIG variants have been flying for over 65 years and English Russia has a photo history of the storied Russian plane. I honestly didn’t know the plane was so old that it once had a prop. Read More

  • LG KC910 Renoir and Samsung Pixon M8800 8-megapixel photo faceoff

    With everyone on the planet pushing out an 8-megapixel handset of their own, it’s a bit surprising that we haven’t seen more photo samples. Sure, the basic idea of an 8-megapixel camera is great – but if the photos are the blurry blue messes we’ve come to expect from camera phones, what’s the point? Where the handset manufacturers have failed to deliver, the… Read More

  • HP goes green with new desktops, display

    This is the Phoenix. See how it resembles the mythical creature? As if being green were some passing fad, HP announced two new desktops and a display today. The HP Pavillion Verde Special Edition a6645f (really?) and Pavillion Phoenix SE a6655f have energy-efficient AMD procs and they’re Energy Star qualified. The SE desktops can handle up to 5GB of RAM, Windows Vista Home Premium… Read More

  • Book industry cautiously optimistic about the Kindle, electronic books

    The Frankfurt Book Fair just wrapped up, and one clear theme emerged from the show: people are willing to embrace digitized books, à la the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, but they may need some time to get used to the idea. For example, Penguin called such gadgets “mainstream” and no longer in “the province of geeks any longer.” Meanwhile, plenty of people were on hand… Read More

  • A John Biggs rambling on Netbooks

    This came straight from the CrunchGear chatroom minutes ago… Read More

  • AppLoop Transforms Blogs Into Native iPhone Applications

    Two-man startup AppLoop has added to its suite of self-service tools for iPhone developers by launching App Generator, which automatically turns any blog with an RSS feed into a native iPhone app modeled after that of the The New York Times. To create an app, all you have to do is answer a series of questions for the App Generator’s setup wizard. These include your blog’s… Read More

  • Samsung S60 I7110: HSDPA, WiFi, & GPS

    Samsung’s latest S60-based smartphone, the I7110, has just been announced and it comes packing with some impressive specs. The Symbian-powered phone is equipped with a gorgeous 2.6-inch AMOLED display, 3G HSDPA quadband GSM/EDGE network, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, and a 5MP cam with an LED flash. What more can you want from a smartphone? What’s that? A front facing camera for… Read More

  • Opera Mobile 9.5 beta 2 released, supports widgets and UIQ

    If you’re willing to tough your way through Beta browser territory, Opera’s got some goods for you to check out. This morning, they released Opera Mobile 9.5 Beta 2. Sure, it’s faster, and it’s more stable – but it’s also got some tricks up its sleeve. This is the first mobile release to support Opera’s Widget platform, which allows users to… Read More

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